Facts and information about Cardiff
The language spoken in Cardiff is English with a slight Welsh accent however not as strong as the proper Welsh accent.
The currency used in Cardiff is GDP British Pounds.
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Due to Cardiff being located in the North Temperate Zone it has a maritime climate. The weather is mild and often cloudy. Summers tend to be warm with temperatures ranging between 17°C and 25°C. Winters do not get too cold; however there is frequent rain and the weather stays quite cloudy. During spring and autumn it is usually around 15°C and the weather can constantly vary from being sunny to rainy.
When traveling to Cardiff a visa is not required, you have to bring a valid passport however.
There are no special vaccinations required when travelling to Cardiff, except for the standard vaccinations.
In Cardiff there is good telephone reception therefore you can use your domestic mobile phones without a problem.
Country and People
Traditions and Culture
Customs / Culture / Traditions Cardiff has a rich culture and history therefore one of the most famous traditions within this city is the Parade commemorating St. David. This day is very important to locals which takes place in Cardiff city center. At Eisteddfod festivals, the inhabitants of Wales celebrates its Celtic heritage by playing music and eating and drinking local specialties together.
Most people in Cardiff are Catholic; some are also Muslim and Jewish.
The railway station in Cardiff is the biggest in the whole of Wales. It has connections to cities all over the whole of the UK. Therefore using this mean of transportation will get you anywhere you want to go. The bus transport in Cardiff is also very popular driving through different routes in and out of Cardiff city. Many people choose to hire a bicycle whilst in Cardiff; therefore this is also a transportation option.
Cardiff airport has domestic and international flights coming in and out on a daily basis. It is also the only airport within Wales and like about 16 km away from Cardiff city center. From the airport there is a railway station and a bus station which allows travelers to choose the most convenient transportation service. It is also possible to hire a car at the airport directly.
Taxis can be found at taxi stations or circulating on the road. They can also be ordered either at the hotel reception or by calling the central taxi service.
Discover and Enjoy
Cardiff has a great variety of different historic sights which are worth seeing, amongst these one can find: - The Millennium Stadium - Pierhead building - The Welsh national museum - The Senedd - The national Assembly of Wales - Cardiff castle - St. David’s Hall - Llandaff Cathedral - Wales Millennium Centre.
There are many events Cardiff has to offer, the main ones include: - Cardiff Singer of the world which takes place every June at St. David’s Hall - The annual Cardiff Summer Arts Festival which is the largest festival or competitive performances. - Sparks in the Park - The Great British Cheese Festival - Cardiff Mardi Gras - Cardiff Winter Wonderland - Cardiff Festival
Cardiff has a very British cuisine which of course includes the fully English breakfast, sandwiches and fish and chips as local specialties. Cardiff also offers a great range of food for vegetarians and vegans such as local seasonal vegetables.
- Builth Wells
- Burry Green
- Cemaes Bay
- Colwyn Bay
- Dinas Mawddwy
- Llanberis/Snowdonia park
- Llandrindod Wells
- Llangammarch Wells
- Llantwit Major
- Llanwrtyd Wells
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Milford Haven
- Newcastle Emlyn
- Newport (Gwent)
- Newport (Pembs)
- North Cornelly
- Old Colwyn
- Pembroke Dock
- Pont Sticill
- Port Talbot
- Saint Asaph
- Saint Clears
- St. Ann's
- St. Davids
- St. Florence
- Y Felinheli